Buffa wins Sports Personality of the Month for October


Buffa, as Otieno is affectionately known, was named MVP as Shujaa reclaimed the Safari Sevens title which they last won in 2016 after winning five of the six games they played in the tournament.

Alvin Otieno

Kenya Sevens forward Alvin Otieno has been named LG / Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality for October 2021.

Buffa, as Otieno is affectionately known, was named MVP as Shujaa reclaimed the Safari Sevens title which they last won in 2016 after winning five of the six games they played in the tournament.

Bufaa opened the scoring for Shujaa in the final against Germany as the Kenyan side won 12-5 and made sure the title remained in the country as defending champions Morans were beaten in the semi-finals.

The former Kakamega High School student who has since changed allegiance to KCB RFC for Homeboyz’s 2021/22 season in the local league has grown steadily since winning the Singapore Sevens in 2016, after making his debut for the national team in Hong Kong. the same year.

To win the coveted monthly prize, Buffa beat the top nominees including rally driver Carl “Flash” Tundo who led compatriots Karan Patel and McRae Kimathi to a podium at the Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally to seal the Championship. Africa Rally (ARC).

Athlete Joyce Njeru, who won the World Mountain Racing Association (WMRA) Women’s World Cup title in Italy the same month, was also in contention. Njeru had won the title despite his seventh place in the last Vertical kilometer Chiavdnna – Lagunc.

Elisha Rotich, who won the Paris Marathon in 2:04:18 and broke the course record of Kenenisa Bekele of 2014, Angela Tanui who won the Amsterdam Marathon with a course record of 2:17:51 , which was new

The list included Joyceline Jepkosgei who won the London Marathon in 2:17:43, which is the seventh fastest on the all-time list.

Diana Kipyegoi and Benson Kipruto, who won the women’s and men’s Boston Marathon races in 2:24:45 and 2:09:51 respectively, made the nominations for the month that saw the major world marathons. and other road races from the World Track and Field Label. Also on the nomination list was Ulinzi Warrior’s Byron Mabonga, who was instrumental in the team’s victory over Cobra Sport of South Sudan to advance to Elite 16 in the Basketball Africa League qualifiers. (BALL).


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